Dr. Amine Namouchi

                                        University of Oslo (Norway)









Professional Preparation

Researcher - Centre for Ecological and Evolu+onary Synthesis, University of Oslo, Oslo, Norway. 2016-present

Researcher - Unit of Microbial pathogenesis and genome dynamics, Oslo University Hospital, Norway. 2014-2016

Researcher – Unit of Mycobacterial Genetics, Institut Pasteur in Paris, France. 2009-2014

Ph.D. - Institut Pasteur in Tunis, Tunisia. 2003-2008


Selected Publications

Namouchi A, Cimino M, Favre-Rochex S, Charles P, and Gicquel B. Phenotypic and genomic comparison of Mycobacterium aurum and surrogate model species to Mycobacterium tuberculosis: implications for drug discovery. BMC genomics. 2017.


Namouchi A, Gómez-Muñoz M, Frye SA, Moen LV, Rognes T, Tønjum T, Balasingham SV. The Mycobacterium tuberculosis transcriptional landscape under genotoxic stress. BMC Genomics. 2016.


Namouchi A, Didelot X, Schöck U, Gicquel B, Rocha EP. After the bottleneck: Genome-wide diversification of the Mycobacterium tuberculosis complex by mutation, recombination, and natural selection. Genome Res. 2012.


Namouchi A, Karboul A, Fabre M, Gutierrez MC, Mardassi H. Evolution of smooth  tubercle Bacilli PE and PE_PGRS genes: evidence for a prominent role of recombination and imprint of positive selection. PLoS One. 2013.


Namouchi A, Haltiti R, Hawari D, Mardassi H. Re-emergence of the progenitors of a multidrug-resistant outbreak strain of Mycobacterium tuberculosis among the post-outbreak case patients. J Infect Dis. 2010.


Meftahi N, Namouchi A, Mhenni B, Brandis G, Hughes D, Mardassi H. Evidence for the critical role of a secondary site rpoB mutation in the compensatory evolution and successful transmission of an MDR tuberculosis outbreak strain. J Antimicrob Chemother. 2016.


Yimer SA, Namouchi A, Zegeye ED, Holm-Hansen C, Norheim G, Abebe M, Aseffa A, Tønjum T. Deciphering the recent phylogenetic expansion of the originally deeply rooted Mycobacterium tuberculosis lineage 7. BMC Evol Biol. 2016.